The Surprising, Mesmerizing Artistry Of Municipal Workers

Watching great painters at work with the street as a canvas.

Painting letters on streets doesn't sound like the most glamorous job. But, watching these municipal workers hand-paint the word "bus stop" on a London road shows that the work takes true artistic skills. In this video captured by Tom Williams, two men draw the words with surprising uniformity using very few tools. The final product isn't exactly perfect, but the process is mesmerizing:

It's just another reminder of the dying art of hand-painted signage.

[H/t Kottke]

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